What is Aphasia?
Aphasia occurs when there is damage to the brain—specifically, to the left half of the brain, which is the part that deals with language. Aphasia mainly impacts the ability to speak, but it can also hinder a person’s ability to listen, read, and write. The individual’s intelligence is not affected—just their ability to communicate.
What Causes Aphasia?
Aphasia often stems from a stroke. According to the National Aphasia Association, roughly 25 - 40 percent of people who suffer from a stroke will develop aphasia. However, aphasia is not limited to stroke patients. Any type of head injury can result in the brain damage that causes aphasia, as well as problems including brain tumors, infections, dementia, or Alzheimer’s
Hemp has been known for increasing the Heart-Brain Cognitive Function.
Most everyone has a loved one, colleague, or friend that has been somehow affected by stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control, someone suffers from a stroke every forty seconds in the United States, with 15 million people affected worldwide each year.
And with a small window for emergency treatment and recovery, the effects following a stroke can be lifelong. Some people recover completely, but more than two-thirds of survivors will require rehabilitation.
Hemp for Aphasia!
In this blog we will share some amazing articles and testimonials that support the use of hemp in aiding with the side-effects due to a stroke.
CBD (a cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant) protects the neurons & improves blood flow to the brain. There is an inspiring article from Daily CBD that summarizes some studies that involve CBD and neurological function.
We (Doctors & Scientists today) are starting to develop a better understanding of how the compound works in the brain, and how we can use it to support people suffering from conditions such as strokes.
One of the main findings involves the protective effect CBD offers the brain.
The benefits of CBD oil for strokes include:
- Protects the brain cells
- Resists oxidative damage in the brain
- Improves blood flow to the brain
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Reduces glutamate toxicity
- Promotes faster recovery of damaged neurons after a stroke
-DailyCBD (Click links to read more on article)
Getting enough healthy fats in your diet is important for keeping your heart and cardiovascular system healthy. Hemp seeds are particularly rich in these healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Both of these fats are known for improving heart health by reducing cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides. Adding hemp oil to your diet may reduce your risk of heart (and brain) problems in the future.-WebMD
Remarkable Experience w/ Stroke, Aphasia, and the Healing Powers of Hemp
Our personal experience here at The Wumaniti Earth Native Sanctuary in Taos, NM was extraordinary! It had been 4 years after a stroke which one of our client lost mobility on her left side. She started taking the healing hemp oils massaging them into her skin and taking them sublingually 2- 4 times a day. Within the first 15 minutes of her taking our primordial hemp blends and with our founder, Gemma praying with her and massaging her, she was able to move 2 fingers that she hadn’t been able to move for 4 years!!! Remarkable!!!
Using Wumaniti Hemp Oil our client started walking again without a walker soon after. With Aphasia, she is able to make clear decisions again and formulate and comprehending spoken and written language.
Wumaniti Primordial Hemp Blends
The Wumaniti traditional processes and primordial blends of flowers creates a hemp oil which we have experienced remarkable cell regeneration promoting healthy brain and heart cognitive function, as well supporting the neurological and endocrine system.
There's an amazing article highlighting some studies from UK that support our study on using hemp after a stroke as part of daily self care from
(Aphasia) a condition that generally is treated by speech therapy and aphasia community centers around the country, but it seems that the addition of cannabis to the treatment plan may have long-term benefits.
Cannabis Study – Brain Damage From Stroke
The research group from the University of Nottingham, presented their results to the United Kingdom Stroke Forum in 2015. They examined 94 different studies that have been conducted on the effects of cannabis on 1,022 male rats, mice or monkeys.
According to the Huffington Post, the authors of the study said the chemical “shows promise as a neuro-protective treatment for stroke.”
Dr. Dale Webb, the director of research and information at the UK Stroke Association, welcomed the news, saying “stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the UK, with more than half of all stroke survivors left dependent on others for everyday activities.”
Equine Therapy for Stroke Recovery
Not only hemp, but horses too can help gain brain-heart cognition after having a stroke! There's an amazing article and testimonial on the Stroke Recovery Foundation webpage.
After taking balancing workshops for riding and activating leg muscles, Bob noticed better control of his walking and movement. Just focusing on movement and body and having a healing intention can be so powerful! Just like Gemma did during her massage and prayer with the Wumaniti client mentioned above. Wumaniti also cares for Horses and has many Equine programs available for the community. Check it out HERE.